Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.
Friday, 30 December 2016
Marat Issekeyev, a scientist from Kazakhstan, has invented a cheap wind turbine that can generate almost 1.5 times more electricity than comparable turbines.
Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company InstaVolt has welcomed reports that the Government is going to make roadside pricing for electric vehicle charging "more consistent and transparent.”
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Dutch tidal energy solutions company Tocardo Tidal Power has successfully tested a scaled version of its Universal Foundation System (UFS) at MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands).
Scatec Solar has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with infrastructure fund Africa50 for investment into the 100 MW Nova Scotia power plant in Dutse, Nigeria.
Monday, 19 December 2016
The Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA) has been created aiming to become one of the leading organisations for on and offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific region.
Friday, 16 December 2016
The director of the TEV project is to attend the Indian Roads Congress (IRC) in Hyderabad to discuss some of the cutting-edge technologies for road transportation in India.
Energy industry consortium SGIP has announced that the ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016 Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM) has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Thursday, 15 December 2016
The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) has welcomed the recognition by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the role of heat pumps in low carbon heating.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating an international CIB working group which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
The world’s first nickel zinc smart battery: An interview with Tim Hysell and Todd Higinbotham of ZincFive Inc.
ZincFive, Inc. has created the world's first nickel-zinc smart battery, a reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to many of the safety concerns associated with lead acid and lithium ion batteries. Nickel-zinc will be only the fifth battery chemistry in history to globally scale. It was originally invented by Thomas Edison and was his dream battery chemistry, but he wasn't able to commercialise it. ZincFive has now done just that.
Intelligent transportation, traffic, data centers, automotive and telecom need safe battery backup to keep systems operating, even when the utility power dies. Nickel-zinc is being used right now in intelligent transportation systems across North America, replacing lead-acid batteries. The company is also close to developing the technology for applications in other mission critical industries.
REM talked to Tim Hysell, President and CEO of ZincFive and Todd Higinbotham, former CEO of PowerGenix
Monday, 12 December 2016
Tokai University researchers have developed an innovative refrigerator powered only by waste heat using a multistage sound wave engine.
Renewable energy service provider Dulas has announced the launch of a new wind farm met mast data verification and testing service with Zephir 300 lidar.
Friday, 9 December 2016
Fortum Charge & Drive is building an innovative EV charging facility at the Vulkan parking garage in central Oslo.
The UK now has almost 90 plants injecting green biomethane into the gas grid, double the number this time last year, according to a new report published by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Gamesa has signed a contract with EDF EN Chile and Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW of wind power to the Cabo Leones I wind complex in Comuna de Freirina, Atacama region, Chile.
Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA) has started operations at the world’s first integrated, commercial-scale geothermal-hydro power plant at its Cove Fort site in Utah.
Geometric Energy Corporation has developed a patent-pending, scalable, low-concentrated photovoltaic racking system that arranges photovoltaic cells into a mathematically optimised structure to increase their power output.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
One of the UK’s largest energy research institutes based at the University of Sheffield, has been working on an interesting energy project in India, regarding the question of how isolated villages in rural areas currently without access to energy sources can generate their own electricity.
The Energy2050 initiative focuses on energy innovation and knowledge exchange and brings together more than 120 academics, and 250 PhD students. Dr Mark Walker, an expert in the area of biogas and anaerobic digestion, has been working on a project in India to supply biogas to a rural village. REM talked to Dr Walker to find out more about it.
Battery storage can be part of the world’s future energy generation mix to overcome electrical outages caused by severe storms says Lloyd’s Register.
A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has found that transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030.
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Belfast heavy industry specialist Harland and Wolff (H&W) a contract for the delivery of 24 steel foundation jackets for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.
European Commission presents package of measures to increase competitiveness of European renewable energy
The European Commission (EC) has presented a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive while the clean energy transition changes the global energy markets.
Monday, 5 December 2016
Renewable Energy Group (REG) have supported the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increase in the Advanced Biofuel Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) released in late November.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $325 million loan to help enhance Pakistan’s energy security by helping install clean energy sources in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPP) and Punjab.
Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) OpenLV project has been awarded £4.9 million funding by the Office of Gas & Electricity Markets (Ofgem).
Friday, 2 December 2016
The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP visited Siemens new wind turbine facility in Hull, UK – the centrepiece of a £310 million investment – as the first 75 million blade was unveiled to Siemens customers, guests and the media.
The Scottish Government has given consent for a pumped storage hydro scheme of up to 400MW on the site of a former open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Loop Energy has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles.
Amprion and Elia have signed a contract with Siemens to deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Pioneering work in understanding and improving the efficiency of the UK’s solar industry has led to a University of Sheffield research group scooping a top industry award.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
From 2017, Alpiq and Groupe E, together with their partners, will merge their charging networks for electric cars, offering customers access to more than 300 charging stations in Switzerland.
The Watintech project, in which Acciona is participating together with technology centres and European universities, has won the ‘Best Research 2016’ award at the IWater Salon in Barcelona.
Intelligent energy storage provider Stem Inc. has announced it has become the first customer-sited energy storage developer to help Southern California Edison (SCE) meet local grid reliability needs.
Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by Canada’s first grid connected in-stream tidal turbine.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 7 MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines.
Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Materials Co. Ltd. have developed a new magnet for a variety of uses including hybrid and electric automobiles and the motors for wind turbines.
Manufacturer of on-site renewable energy systems Norvento has launched a new integrated biogas solution for agricultural, utility and industrial users throughout the UK.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Renewable energy and energy storage group, Gaelectric, has officially opened its £13.4million wind farm at Cloonty in Co. Antrim.
The latest trend study from E.ON shows that a majority of German companies take the issue of energy conservation seriously.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Stornetic DuraStor flywheel energy storage device to be installed at EDF Energy’s smart grid test facility near Paris, France.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
A study by the US Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed the vast and untapped energy and jobs potential of distributed wind power systems at homes, farms and businesses.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
The Canadian National Research Council (NRC) has collaborated on the development of the country’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project to recycle CO2 into algal biomass.
Fast-growing Swedish Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and platform system provider H&D Wireless, has raised $3 million to fund continued expansion and the launch of a new IoT cloud platform system.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis that efficiently generates and stores energy.
Friday, 18 November 2016
Gamesa has secured the first order for its largest turbine from the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China’s largest manufacturing groups.
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) is investigating the potential opportunities for supplying vanadium to the energy storage market.
Petroleum giant Total is launching a program to equip 5,000 of its service stations worldwide with solar panels within five years, including 800 in France.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Washington state-based Alaska Airlines has made history by flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has opened the new offices of Red Rock Power Limited, a subsidiary of State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) in Scotland.
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Journals and Environmental Information
- Air Quality England
- American Journal of Environmental Sciences
- Anals of Environmental Science
- Cities and the Environment
- Climate Central
- Conservation Evidence
- Ecology and Society
- Environmental Research Letters
- Grantham Research Institute (LSE) policy briefs
- Green Building Bible
- Green Building Magazine
- Green Theory and Praxis
- International Energy Agency publications
- The Green Guide environmental directory
- Windpower Monthly